Errin Brooks, Alumni ’09-12, Wins Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists

BrooksErrinErrin recently won a National Competition called the Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists sponsored by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women Club, Inc., (NANBPWC) to promote and support young black singers. He first heard about the competition from Myra Merritt in 2010 and after competing that year he placed 4th in Nationals. The age limit then was only 25 until they raised it to 30 in 2013 so he tried again this Summer. This time, however, he was able to win the competition while singing Scaramuccio and covering Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos with Opera Theater Pittsburgh.

Errin was sponsored locally by the Toledo Club and Maumee Club then represented the North Central District in the National Finals both years in which he competed.

“So it has just been a blessed Summer for me this year and I am truly grateful!!! I really appreciate it. Although I am with Chicago Opera Theater/Roosevelt University’s Young Artist/Artist Diploma Program, BGSU will always be my home!!!”